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Language Technology

Relating to multilingual interpretation and translation through big-data analytics and other methods

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10/03/2016
A DARPA Perspective on Artificial Intelligence
| AI | Data | Language |
Modern society depends on information and information depends on information systems. Timely, insightful, reliable, and relevant information is essential, particularly for national security. To ensure information advantage for the U.S. and its allies, the Information Innovation Office (I2O) sponsors basic and applied research in three thrust areas: Symbiosis, Analytics, and Cyber.
10/08/2015
Understanding local languages is essential for effective situational awareness in military operations, and particularly in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts that require immediate and close coordination with local communities. With more than 7,000 languages spoken worldwide, however, the U.S. military frequently encounters languages for which translators are rare and no automated translation capabilities exist. DARPA’s Low Resource Languages for Emergent Incidents (LORELEI) program aims to change this state of affairs by providing real-time essential information in any language to support emergent missions such as humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, peacekeeping and infectious disease response. The program recently awarded Phase 1 contracts to 13 organizations.
04/06/2017
The U.S. government has always had an interest in developing and maintaining a strategic understanding of events, situations, and trends around the world. In recent years, however, information complexity has exceeded the capacity of analysts to glean meaningful or actionable insights as data pours in from disparate sources, across a variety of genres, and a mixture of structured and unstructured forms, from military intelligence to social media to accurate and inaccurate news.
January 9, 2019,
Holiday Inn at Ballston
The Information Innovation Office is holding a Proposers Day meeting to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the new Knowledge-directed Artificial Intelligence Reasoning Over Schemas (KAIROS) program. KAIROS will explore how to understand complex events described in multi-media input by developing a semi-automated system that identifies, links, and temporally sequences their subsidiary elements, identifying the participants of the complex events and the subsidiary elements, and identifying the complex event type. An event is a recognizable and significant change in either the natural world or human society. Events of interest either create changes that have significant impact on national security or participate in causal chains that produce such impacts.